Family Guy Brian dies - 'Life of Brian' full episode video released

Brian Griffin of Family Guy is dead; the main character was killed off. Brian the dog’s death came after he was run over by a car.

Family Guy Brian dead
Screen grab from 'Family Guy' / Fox
In a YouTube post, Family Guy said “Life of Brian,” the 6th episode of the 12th season which aired on Fox in the United States on November 24, was the last episode of the show with Brian Griffin.

“The episode revolves around the death of Brian Griffin, after being struck by a car, and the family coping with the loss by adopting a replacement dog, Vinny,” Family Guy explained.

According to a report on Yahoo! News, Family Guy fans immediately launched an online petition on to protest the plot twist.

“Brian Griffin was an important part of our viewing experience. He added a witty and sophisticated element to the show,” stated the petition, which was signed by thousands.

“‘Family Guy’ and Fox Broadcasting will lose viewers if Brian Griffin is not brought back to the show,” the petitioners warned.

Brian’s death reportedly drew criticisms on social networking sites. In fact, the Facebook page “RIP Brian Griffin from Family Guy” garnered over 120,000 likes following its creation.

The episode where Family Guy’s Brian Griffin died was written by Alex Carter and directed by Joseph Lee, the show said.

Here’s the full video of that episode: